Courtesy of Gras Arquitectos
Courtesy of Gras Arquitectos

Tangram Theatre Second Prize Winning Proposal / Gras Arquitectos

With the city of Zhangjiagang, China lacking their own identity, Gras Arquitectos… aims to create a presence and scale with their Tangram Theatre, which won the second prize in the international competition. This mutual need can enable the creation of

6 Residential Houses / RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

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Architects: RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER
Location: Bochum,
Engineers: Rübsamen + Partner Architekten BDA Ingenieure
Landscape: Kipar Landschaftsarchitekten
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

Godiva House / Empty Space Architecture

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Architects:
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Luis Mendes
Collaborators: Nuno Gonçalves, Simone Cunha, Tiago Leal, José Maria Santos
Year: 2012
Photographs: João Morgado

Cotacachi House / Arquitectura X

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Architects: Arquitectura X
Location: , Ecuador
Design Team: Adrian Moreno, Maria Samaniego
Area: 378 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Sebastián Crespo

House in Godella / Orts – Trullenque

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Architects: Orts – Trullenque
Location: Valencia,
Design Team: Marta Orts, Carlos Trullenque
Year: 2007
Photography: Diego Opazo

Scherpenzeel Multifuntional Complex / Slangen + Koenis Architects

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Architects: Koppert + Koenis Architects
Location: ,
Chief Designer: Erik Slangen
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Mark Prins, Petersen Tegl

Situ Studio to Construct Valentine’s Day Installation with Salvaged Sandy Debris

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Situ Studio has been selected from eight competitors as winner of the fifth annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design, cosponsored by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, along with Design Trust for Public Space. The young, Brooklyn-based practice won the jury over with their Heartwalk proposal made of and New Jersey boardwalk boards that were salvaged from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The installation will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and remain on view until March 8, 2013.

Learn more about Situ Studio’s winning proposal after the break.

The Hinzert Museum and Document Center / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Gedenkstätte Roter Ochse, Halle,
Project Team: Prof. Wolfgang Lorch, Prof. Nikolaus Hirsch, Dilp.-Ing. Andrea Wandel, Dilp.-Ing. Christine Biesel, Dilp.-Ing. Alexander Keuper
Structural Consultant : Schweitzer Ingenieure
Landscape Architects: Bielefeld Gillich Heckel
Project Year: 2005
Area: 470,7 sqm
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

Farewell to Richard Neutra’s Cyclorama Center in Gettysburg

’s Cyclorama Center at Gettysburg National Military Park. Photo via Artinfo

After a intensive, 14-year preservation battle, the fate of Richard Neutra‘s mid-century Cyclorama Center in Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park has been sealed. Yesterday, the National Park Service confirmed their plans to demolish the modernist structure and restore the site to its original 1863 appearance just in time for the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle. It is a victory for Civil War purists and a loss for 20th century architecture advocates.

As we announced last September, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia directed the park service to conduct an environmental analysis on the and to consider “non- alternatives” such as moving the structure or leaving part of it intact. Following the release of a 200-page analysis, the park confirmed that the service had “no need for the continued use of the building” and that it “conflicted with the overall goals of the park.”

More after the break…

Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters / WZMH Architects

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Architects: WZMH Architects
Location: Lower Water Street, Halifax, Canada
Design Team: Jay Bigelow, Carl Blanchaer, John White, Harrison Chan, Arnaldo Zaragoza, Jee-Young Kang, Han Tang, Grace El-Khoury, Max Veneracion, Ronald Baga, Ken Price, Janet Nowakowski
Area: 193,000 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban, Greg Richardson, RPM Productions

CLOG: National Mall Launch

MOMA P.S.1, where CLOG hosted an event to launch the publication of their latest edition:

UPDATE: An original version of this post said the event took place on January 10th. The event will actually take place on January 20th.

The folks behind CLOG, the publication that “slows things down” and takes a good, long look at the issues facing architecture today,  are celebrating the online launch of their latest edition - National Mall - with an event at MoMA PS1 in . The event, called “THE FUTURE OF THE MEMORIAL,” which will take place on January 20th, is part of MoMA PS1′s Sunday Sessions and will include a conversation, hosted by CLOG, between Friedrich St. Florian, Nicholas Benson and Lucia Allais.

CLOG: National Mall will examine the highly symbolic space of our National Mall. As their website explains: “The Mall functions as a place of protest and celebration, as well as a place of memorialization and education.” Thus, the edition considers what it means to restore and re-build this space and, more importantly, questions: how should it be done?

Our review of National Mall is still in the works, but why not take a look at our latest CLOG reviews in the mean time?

  • CLOG: Rendering  “CLOG:  is, in my opinion, the best issue yet. Through dozens of fascinating, concise articles and a handful of illustrative, quirky images, it takes on an enormous question often over-looked in the architectural world: what is a rendering? “
  • CLOG: Data Space ”What does it look like to give the virtual, physical form? As every CLOG edition, Data Space explores “from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now” (5) and this subject, how to design “the infrastructure of invisible data” (103), could very well be the defining question of our age.”
More info on the event here. Story via CLOG
Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects
Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

Book Presentation and Signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References

The Graham Foundation of Chicago will host a book presentation and signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References, a new book edited by Robert McCarter and designed by Irma Boom exploring the notion of ‘A Wonderful World’. The event will take…

Marina Lofts / BIG

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Architects: BIG
Location: , FL, USA
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen

Project Leader: Daniel Kidd

Contributors: Chris Falla, Suemin Jeon, Andreia Teixeira, Jenny Shen, Marcella Martinez, Michael Zhang
Area: 80,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BIG

Vilamarina Building / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

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Architects: Batlle i Roig Architectes – Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, Ricardo Sanahuja, Juan Manuel Sanahuja
Location: ,
Collaborators: Cristina Maragall, Laura Quintana, Antonia Fernández, Antonio Cortines, Oriol Vañó, Antonio Calvo, Patricia Pino, Oriol Marín, Jordi Gatell, Gerardo Rodríguez
Area: 197,000 sqm
Photographs: José Hevia

Herrera Studio-House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos

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Architects: Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos
Location: Pérez, Santa Fe Province,
Design Team: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
Structural Engineering: Gustavo Caggiano
Contractor: César Ortola
Construction Manager: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
Project Area: 66 sqm
Photographs: Juan Andrés Romanos

Courtesy of Aedes Berlin
Courtesy of Aedes Berlin

Call for Proposals: ‘SMART CITY: The Next Generation’ Exhibition

Architects, Urban Planners, Engineers, and Activists with projects in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines are invited to send their proposals for an exhibition titled ‘SMART CITY: The Next Generation’. Organized by Aedes Architecture Forum, with the Goethe Institut/South-East…

Utsunomiya Beauty School / General Design

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Architects: General Design - Shin Ohori
Location: , Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Site Area: 1,564.10 sqm
Built Area: 716.86 sqm
Total Floor Area: 2,135.84 sqm
Photographs: Daici Ano

Courtesy of Cornell University, Department of Architecture
Courtesy of Cornell University, Department of Architecture

2013 Design for Biodiversity Symposium: Architectural Approaches to Urban Ecology

Taking place February 1-2 at Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall at Cornell University, the Design for Biodiversity Symposium will focus on the extended threshold between building and environment. Since its emergence in the 1970s, the field of Urban…